Living legend Sharon Shannon is in concert with Jim Murray and Jack Maher at Newry Town Hall on 7th September at 8pm. Doors open 7.30pm. Fully Seated. Seats not allocated.
Sharon Shannon is a name woven into the fabric of traditional Irish music. Her journey with her accordion has led her to become of the world’s most highly acclaimed traditional musicians – and her personality has led her to be one of Ireland’s national treasures.
While best known for her arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and Irish-influenced compositions, Sharon also likes to surprise. She’s always been eager to explore new styles, and to meet and work with other musicians.
Her latest album Sacred Earth is a rich blend of Irish and African influences, elements from the classical world, Shetland fiddle tradition, hip hop, country and blues – all simmering together in a sumptuous feast. Newry music fans will be delighted with such an offering.
‘It’s this freewheeling approach that makes Sharon Shannon so exciting,’ said music critic Robin Denselow. ‘And she puts it all down to the time she spent working with The Waterboys, when there were “no rules as to the type of music played”.’
NOTE: Tickets will be posted out to arrive at least two weeks before the concert